Missouri Coalition for the Environment
BRIDGETON, MO– (KMOX)–A bus load of nuns made a pit stop at the West Lake Landfill for a prayer vigil seeking the removal of radioactive waste at the site. Some sixty nuns with the Franciscan […]
The agency conducted several low flights over the landfill and surrounding homes where radioactive waste was buried in the 1970s.
Twelve weeks ago, a special EPA plane designed to detect radiation flew over the burning Bridgeton landfill. The results from that flyover will be announced today.
Ed Smith, of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, says temperatures are rising on the other side of the barrier.
“Could you please tell everybody what we’re breathing in now so we can kind of gauge what ‘worse’ might be?”
A judge says he’ll decide by morning whether a plan to put out the fire and end the smell at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill is workable.
The meeting is put on by the Teamsters Union, Jobs with Justice and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
“We’re hearing people say their pets are sick, they’re not feeling well. We’re concerned there’s something in the air from this landfill fire that could be very unhealthy.”
Environmental Groups Call The Proposal Risky
A coalition of two dozen environmental groups sought the delay after a court in Washington ruled the NRC’s plans for storage of radioactive waste were insufficient.